NET 2.3: The Novelettes of T. E. Mark – Vol III
Review , Science Fiction & Fantasy / April 22, 2019

  In Volume Three of his Novelettes, T. E. Mark has delivered four engaging stories with imaginative plots, meaningful themes and clever twists. To prevent her own death and that of her future daughter’s in a mass shooting in 2033, a driven teen hacker has accessed an experimental FBI project and is eliminating every mass killer in NY State 14 years in the future. COROS. A professor of nanotechnology tries to free a young woman, now rendered a captive experiment, who has undergone a startling transformation following a revolutionary procedure to eradicate a brain tumour. ENGINES What is real or merely the appearance of reality is explored in this mind-bending, thriller with a gifted young programmer, on the run from everyone, designing virtual playgrounds for wealthy executives. NET 2.3 In this dramatic tale filled with intrigue and twists, a man must choose between his life and his memories when he’s visited by a mysterious pair of time travellers from Earth’s future. TIME AGAIN ‘The author’s imagination and unique story design made reading this a delightful experience.’ Writer’s Intl.   REVIEW   Great writer. Great storyteller. Fans of Sci-Fi will love this! Forty-some years ago my uncle gave me a science…

The Virtual Lookalike
Review , Science Fiction & Fantasy / April 13, 2019

  Somewhere in Israel, a mysterious explosion underneath the massive, recently-built Taylor Institute obliterates the building and triggers a search and rescue that uncovers strange and unexpected events. Four men tasked with solving the mystery join forces on a quest of epic proportions. What follows is a deep spiritual search and discovery that has the potential to shatter our beliefs of our world and our universe. As the men try to unearth the clues that may lead to the missing scientists’ disappearance, a powerful and unique set of computers is discovered. Through the use of these machines the men, with the help of computer experts, try to recreate the last moments before the explosion. What they discover instead will shock and transform them. Israel, a mysterious explosion: * Just what were the scientists trying to create in their secret lab? * Did they succeed? Follow the team, led by Arik and Yaron, and overseen by the powerful Mr. Taylor, as they uncover clues to solve the grand puzzle, and embark on a thought-provoking journey of self-discovery that applies to everyone who has questions about our universe. The Virtual Lookalike is a fascinating philosophical science-fiction novel, in which the invention of a…

Talamk an Eisc: Nordic Landing: Book One of the Celtic Rings Series

  One thousand years ago, Norsemen sailed across the Atlantic from the Emerald Isle in search of new lands. They found Talemk an Eisc, rich in timber and farmland. But war with the native population raged for thirty years. Now a fragile truce has been put in place, but forces are seeking to reignite the conflict, and a killer stalks the land. Now four very different people – a Farmer, a Merchant, a Warrior and a Thief – must work together the preserve the peace. But how can they, when no one trusts the other? Based on a historical account of Vikings traveling to Newfoundland, this tale features fantasy, adventure, suspense, and plenty of action!   REVIEW A well-crafted action-packed adventure! Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Author K.D. Carter weaves a well-crafted historical fantasy. The story had every element a good story should have. A solid and captivating plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s plenty of imagery in the writing style that makes you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I really look for in a good book. The book…

The Far Sighted: The Novelettes of T. E. Mark
Review , Science Fiction & Fantasy / February 19, 2019

  The Novelettes of T.E. Mark contains five clever, thought-provoking, and imaginative stories written by the consummate 21st-century storyteller. Each is unique, fresh, profound and richly thematic. A man who wants his wife to think more like him thus has her brain remapped mirroring his own. The government’s attempts to exploit a gifted boy who can see through the eyes of others. A man given an unsympathetic choice: die within a week or relive his life without his beloved wife and children. An idealistic journalist who tries to educate the lower classes about their world but finds himself joining them and learning the truth about his own. These are world-class stories written by a writer with a searching imagination and gift for making relevant statements in everything he writes.   REVIEW   It’s been a while since I enjoyed a book this much! Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Forty-some years ago my uncle gave me a science fiction anthology. It was a thick red hardback that I read from cover to cover. It inspired a lifelong love of the genre. The stories in that book made me think outside the box. They filled me with awe…

DREAMS INC.: The Novelettes of T. E. Mark – Vol II
Science Fiction & Fantasy / February 4, 2019

  T. E. Mark delivers with his new anthology of Novelettes offering five fresh, thoughtful and engaging stories. Employing rich themes and the unique story design he has pioneered, Mark reaches deeper into character and extends himself with more compelling and complex plots. In a world where dreams are administered artificially by Dreams Inc, and no one sleeps, people are losing interest in reality – opting instead for their manufactured dream worlds. A woman unleashes a demon when she follows the recommendation of her sentient machine companion by installing a revolutionary AI programming language. A profound story with a dark and refined grittiness to it. Bobby Bright is 17. He’s remote, a gifted design student and a puzzle to everyone. When Annabeth Bachman, a passionate young therapist, uncovers what Bobby’s been working on, her world, his and ours will change forever. A neuronthologist is tasked with extracting the memories of a 17-year-old resistance fighter who can hyper-accelerate – move through solid matter when he’s caught inside a Pentagon general’s house stealing a top-secret war plan. Pinnacle is the future. A future where art and music are unlawful. An austere future where people only see in black and white. And in…

Arcadia’s Children: The Fyfield Plantation
Science Fiction & Fantasy / February 1, 2019

  Continuing the story line of Arcadia’s Children: Samantha’s Revenge, this futuristic sci-fi tale brings back Mick Tarmy and a cast of characters guaranteed to create a fascinating journey to destroy a plantation dedicated to growing zuka milk, which produces a powerful narcotic street drug. The Great Ones, who use the drug to raise funds for their war against humanity, will go to any lengths to stop Mick, his cohorts Claire Hyndman and Nonie Tomio, from their mission. Journey through a world filled with aliens, robots and clones in this book that is a cracking good read for all ages.   REVIEW Another well-crafted sci-fi fantasy sequel. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Author Andrew R. Williams weaves another fantastic sci-fi fantasy with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the opening page. The author paints an exciting and adventurous story of aliens, robots and clones in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and integrity. The story had every element a good story should have. An exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s…

Mylee in the Mirror (Greek Mythology Fantasy Series Book 2)

  Freshman year is just starting, and already Mylee fears her family is falling apart. She’s not interested in dating or any of the high-school drama it brings, but that’s just what she gets when Sam, the most popular guy at school, invites her to the Homecoming dance. Mylee needs advice, so she summons Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty, her secret confidant. Tyler is worried about Mylee, his best friend and teammate. Already sad about her family woes, he’s livid that Slimeball Sam is trying to ooze his way into her life. And she seems to be falling for Sam’s act! Worse, Ty is worried all this attention from such a popular guy will place Mylee officially out of his league. What does an ancient Greek goddess know about modern teenage romance? Can My and Ty save their friendship and discover what matters most?   REVIEW A must-read whimsical fiction interwoven with true-life teenage drama. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Award-winning author Ellie Collins weaves another well-crafted contemporary coming of age novel. The story had every element a good story should have. A solid and captivating plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed…

CHOSEN
Fantasy , Science Fiction & Fantasy / December 11, 2018

  Jeremy Crawford has had enough of his life as a mega-wealthy banker and is prepared to give up all its privileges for the sake of freedom. The trigger of this drastic change of heart? The realization that, since childhood, he has made no choices of his own and only ever been chosen.   REVIEW Couldn’t put it down Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Someone once said, ‘nothing has any meaning other than the meaning we give it ourselves.’ And, when an event or moment comes along that disrupts our fundamental assumptions about life, the result is a search for the deeper meaning of it all. The storyline and plot of Chosen was amazing. From beginning to end, the author holds the reader’s interest. As always, Paddy Bostock does a great job with character and story development. He’s so prolific, so inventive, so exactly what I want to read. This book starts good but ends great and this is one book I didn’t want to end. Paddy Bostock’s writing style is mesmerizing. This was an enjoyable political fantasy story of sorts. It’s a thought-provoking and relatable tale that skillfully deals with the human necessity for freedom,…

Mission Perilous
Science Fiction & Fantasy / November 29, 2018

  Deep in a dungeon beneath the streets of the Black City, three men await their fate. To escape, Rofe, a crusading knight, Olaf, the Barbarian, and Merc, ‘Prince of Thieves’, must put aside their differences and band together. They journey through enemy territory, fighting gargantuan reptiles, man-eating plants, and voodoo poisons. Their survival is dependent on their swords, courage and sheer cunning.   REVIEW A well-crafted sci-fi fantasy tale! By Piaras on November 29,2018 (Emerald Book Reviews) Author Margaret Pearce weaves a fascinating sci-fi fantasy with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a unique, creative and dark tale of swords and sorcery in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a relatively fast-paced novel that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last. The book description gives only a sneak preview: ‘Deep in a dungeon beneath the streets of the Black City, three men await their fate. To escape, Rofe, a crusading knight, Olaf, the Barbarian, and Merc, ‘Prince of Thieves’, must put aside their differences and band together. They journey through enemy territory,…

Hidden Religion – A Novel

  What is stronger? A man’s beliefs or his survival instinct? When the rational gives you a death sentence, the irrational becomes your best friend. When Alnor Loro, a 25-year-old, learns that he has a terminal illness, no amount of brightness of the day can stop his world from falling apart. Desperation and hopelessness force him to make the only decision he believes right – leave everything and everyone he has ever known behind and spend his last years on a long vacation in England. As chance would have it, he won’t be going through this journey alone, after all. Befriending a mysterious girl, who undermines his reasoning, makes him second-guess the actual fatality of his illness and question everything he has ever believed (or has never believed) in. Upon hearing about a special place and a hidden religion that can bring about his full recovery, Alnor is increasingly convinced that this girl is far from sane. Nevertheless, since there is nothing left to lose, Alnor lets curiosity (and hope, perhaps?) get the better of him and finds himself on a spiritual journey during which everything seems to be possible. What is the right way when there is no way?…